ARCI Signs Pact With Nsure To Set Li-ion Battery Fab In Bengaluru

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This comes as the government tries to boost up-scaling and commercialisation of the lithium ion technology in the purview of its growing demand across multiple industries

International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), the autonomous R&D Centre of the Department of Science and Technology, has inked a pact with Nsure Reliable Power Solutions for technical know-how transfer and training of personnel to set up a fabrication lab for li-ion batteries in Bengaluru.

This comes as the government tries to boost up-scaling and commercialisation of the lithium ion technology in the purview of its growing demand across multiple industries.

Dr Anil Kakodkar, Chairman, Governing Council, ARCI, said that the partnership is an important milestone to address challenges associated with climate change and carbon footprints.

He emphasised the need of indigenous technology development for sustenance and highlighted the importance of partnership between R&D labs and industries to take
technologies to higher TRLs, adding that the ARCI-Nsure agreement can be a role model for how such an ecosystem can evolve in the country.

Dr R. Gopalan, Regional Director, ARCI-Chennai., briefed about the efforts of DST and ARCI in setting up a technical research centre on alternative energy materials and systems, especially the Li-ion battery technology for electric vehicles and energy storage solutions and said that this technical know-how transfer is a major milestone at ARCI towards the ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’.

Dr John Albert, CTO of Nsure Reliable Power Solutions, highlighted the need of industry-academia relations for bridging the wide gap between the international and Indian scenario in the Li-ion cell manufacturing technology and said that in this context, ARCI-Nsure partnership shall play a crucial role.

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